Evening sip

28 07 2013

Hollywood, Shane, Mona and Aurora drinking in the Spring Creek arroyo.

It doesn’t look like much, but they’re drinking in the bottom of the Spring Creek arroyo in Spring Creek Basin. With more moisture comes more irritation in the form of biting flies.





His & hers

16 07 2013

Hollywood and Shane with Shane's mama, Mona, in the background.

She is his, and in the background is her mama.

Miss Shane will be 3 in September. For perspective, Mister Hollywood is not the tallest boy in the basin. 🙂





Shady Shane

12 06 2013

Shane, in Hollywood's band, shadowed by Bounce in the background.

Shane is a young mare in Hollywood’s band. She (apparently) had great fun with her mud treatment at the spa. That’s Mr. Bounce in the background, admiring from afar.





Side by side

28 02 2013

Shane and mama Mona

Mona (dun) and her daughter Shane both ended up in Hollywood’s band, separately. Shane turned 2 in September. She’s still close to her mama.





Snow day

25 02 2013

Shane and Piedra

Shane and Piedra – in Hollywood’s band – looking warm and wooly on a snowy day in Spring Creek Basin.





Merry Christmas Eve!

24 12 2012

Two in the far white basin:

Mona and daughter Shane

Mona, left, and her daughter Shane (by Kreacher) are in Hollywood’s band.

Our snow has started to melt with warm temps (45!), but another storm is on the way. Here’s hoping it snags over Disappointment Valley.





-8 and be there

20 12 2012

Not quite as iconic as Galen Rowell’s oft-quoted “f8 and be there” – nor, I suspect, will it become as universal. But at minus 8 degrees this morning, I was there, in the basin, in paradise turned white.

Seven; hill to the back right is the eastern side of Flat Top.

Seven in winter’s wonderland.

Kootenai and Mysterium

Kootenai and Mysterium

Hayden and Tenaz

Hayden and Tenaz

Hollywood's band

Hollywood’s band walking away from the noise of a truck. What kind of crazy person would be out here on a minus-8-degree morning?

Oh, right. 🙂

Aurora

Aurora with her band. For extra credit, name the horse in the background attached to those gorgeous stripes! (Aurora’s daddy, Bounce, whom she resembles so strikingly, is following the bands.)

The temperature didn’t get above about 22 degrees today. Snow-lasting temps. I love it.